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Electrical & Electronic Eng

1100. Circuits and Electronics
The course introduces the fundamentals of the lumped circuit abstraction. Topics covered include: resistive elements and networks; independent and dependent sources; switches and MOS transistors; digital abstraction; amplifiers; energy storage elements; dynamics of first- and second-order networks; design in the time and frequency domains; and analog and digital circuits and applications. A complete set of lecture notes is available for this course.
(Prof. Anant Agarwal, Prof. Jeffrey H. Lang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

1115. Signals and Systems
This course covers fundamentals of signal and system analysis, with applications drawn from filtering, audio and image processing, communications, and automatic control. Topics include convolution, Fourier series and transforms, sampling and discrete-time processing of continuous-time signals, modulation, Laplace and Z-transforms, and feedback systems. (Includes a full set of lecture slides).
(Prof. Paul Gray, Dr. Charles Rohrs, Prof. Alan Willsky, Prof. Joel Voldman, Prof. Victor Zue, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

1120. Introduction to Digital Electronics
This course serves as an introduction to the principles of electrical engineering, starting from the basic concepts of voltage and current and circuit elements of resistors, capacitors, and inductors. Circuit analysis is taught using Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws with Thevenin and Norton equivalents. Operational amplifiers with feedback are introduced as basic building blocks for amplication and filtering. Semiconductor devices including diodes and MOSFETS and their IV characteristics are covered. Applications of diodes for rectification, and design of MOSFETs in common source amplifiers are taught. Digital logic gates and design using CMOS as well as simple flip-flops are introduced. Speed and scaling issues for CMOS are considered. The course includes as motivating examples designs of high level applications including logic circuits, amplifiers, power supplies, and communication links.
(Bernhard Boser, University of California, Berkeley: Webcast.Berkeley)

1130. Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits
This course is taught in University of California, Berkeley and covers the fundamental circuit concepts and analysis techniques in the context of digital electronic circuits. Transient analysis of CMOS logic gates; basic integrated-circuit technology and layout are also included. A supplementary textbook Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits is available for download with this course.
(Venkatachalam Anantharam, University of California, Berkeley: Webcast.Berkeley)

1210. Microelectronic Devices and Circuits
The topics covered in this course include: modeling of microelectronic devices, basic microelectronic circuit analysis and design, physical electronics of semiconductor junction and MOS devices, relation of electrical behavior to internal physical processes, development of circuit models, and understanding the uses and limitations of various models. The course uses incremental and large-signal techniques to analyze and design bipolar and field effect transistor circuits, with examples chosen from digital circuits, single-ended and differential linear amplifiers, and other integrated circuits.
(Prof. Jesús del Alamo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

1310. Introduction to Electronics, Signals, and Measurement
The course is designed to provide a practical - hands on - introduction to electronics with a focus on measurement and signals. The prerequisites are courses in differential equations, as well as electricity and magnetism. No prior experience with electronics is necessary. The course will integrate demonstrations and laboratory examples with lectures on the foundations. Throughout the course we will use modern "virtual instruments" as test-beds for understanding electronics. The aim of the course is to provide students with the practical knowledge necessary to work in a modern science or engineering setting.
(Prof. Manos Chaniotakis, Prof. Ian Hutchinson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

1510. Fourier Transform and its Applications
The goals for the course are to gain a facility with using the Fourier transform, both specific techniques and general principles, and learning to recognize when, why, and how it is used. Together with a great variety, the subject also has a great coherence, and the hope is students come to appreciate both. As a tool for applications it is used in virtually all areas of science and engineering. In electrical engineering Fourier methods are found in all varieties of signal processing, from communications and circuit design to imaging and optics. (Includes a full set of video lectures.)
(Prof. Brad G Osgood, Stanford University: Stanford Engineering Everywhere)

1550. Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems
This course is an introduction to applied linear algebra and linear dynamical systems, with applications to circuits, signal processing, communications, and control systems. (Includes a full set of video lectures.)
(Prof. Stephen P. Boyd, Stanford University: Stanford Engineering Everywhere)

2110. Electromagnetics and Applications
This course explores electromagnetic phenomena in modern applications, including wireless and optical communications, circuits, computer interconnects and peripherals, microwave communications and radar, antennas, sensors, micro-electromechanical systems, and power generation and transmission. Fundamentals include quasistatic and dynamic solutions to Maxwell's equations; waves, radiation, and diffraction; coupling to media and structures; guided waves; resonance; acoustic analogs; and forces, power, and energy. (This course include a full set of excellent slides and has links to books available for free access.)
(Prof. David Staelin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

4105. Solar cells
This course covers advanced semiconductor devices as a new source of energy for the 21st century, delivering electricity directly from sunlight. The suitable semiconductor materials, device physics, and fabrication technologies for solar cells are presented. The guidelines for design of a complete solar cell system for household application are explained. The cost aspects, market development, and the application areas of solar cells are also presented.
(Dr. Miro Zeman, Delft University of Technology)

4108. Fundamentals of Photovoltaics
In this course students will learn how solar cells convert light into electricity, how solar cells are manufactured, how solar cells are evaluated, what technologies are currently on the market, and how to evaluate the risk and potential of existing and emerging solar cell technologies. (An excellent online resource entitled "Photovoltaics: Devices, Systems and Applications" is available for free access.)
(Prof. Tonio Buonassisi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

4110. Integrated Microelectronic Devices
This course examines the physics of microelectronic semiconductor devices for silicon integrated circuit applications. Topics covered include: semiconductor fundamentals, p-n junction, metal-oxide semiconductor structure, metal-semiconductor junction, MOS field-effect transistor, and bipolar junction transistor. The course emphasizes physical understanding of device operation through energy band diagrams and short-channel MOSFET device design. Issues in modern device scaling are also outlined.
(Prof. Jesús Del Alamo, Prof. Harry Tuller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

4510. Design and Fabrication of Microelectromechanical Devices
This course is an introduction to microsystem design. Topics covered include: material properties, microfabrication technologies, structural behavior, sensing methods, fluid flow, microscale transport, noise, and amplifiers feedback systems. Student teams design microsystems (sensors, actuators, and sensing/control systems) of a variety of types, (e.g., optical MEMS, bioMEMS, inertial sensors) to meet a set of performance specifications (e.g., sensitivity, signal-to-noise) using a realistic microfabrication process. There is an emphasis on modeling and simulation in the design process.
(Prof. Carol Livermore, Prof. Joel Voldman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)

 

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